History Literature / Holes

15th Oct '17 9:30:05 AM axle-k89
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** Trout Walker. He fancied Kate but she rejected him because she liked Sam instead. Being NotGoodWithRejection, he ordered the shcoolhouse be burned down and killed Sam [[AndYourLittleDogToo and his donkey, Mary Lou]]. He ended up [[RichesToRags losing his fortune in the drought that claimed the town of Green Lake, and spent the rest of his life searching for Kate's buried treasure and never found it, even making his children and grandchildren dig for it when they were big enough.

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** Trout Walker. He fancied Kate but she rejected him because she liked Sam instead. Being NotGoodWithRejection, he ordered the shcoolhouse be burned down and killed Sam [[AndYourLittleDogToo and his donkey, Mary Lou]]. He ended up [[RichesToRags losing his fortune fortune]] in the drought that claimed the town of Green Lake, and spent the rest of his life searching for Kate's buried treasure and never found it, even making his children and grandchildren dig for it when they were big enough.
15th Oct '17 9:29:23 AM axle-k89
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* TheAlcoholic: Green Lake's sheriff, as when Kate goes to him for help, he's drunk on the job and asks her for a kiss. Before Kate shoots him, he's drinking a cup of coffee, possibly due to a hangover.


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* AssholeVictim: Green Lake's sheriff. He refuses to help Kate when the schoolhouse is being attacked and burned, instead simply asking her for a kiss, implying she ReallyGetsAround because she kissed Sam. He was drunk at the time, but it was very irresponsible behaviour for someone in a position of authority. Three days after Sam is killed, Kate shoots the sheriff dead.
** Trout Walker. He fancied Kate but she rejected him because she liked Sam instead. Being NotGoodWithRejection, he ordered the shcoolhouse be burned down and killed Sam [[AndYourLittleDogToo and his donkey, Mary Lou]]. He ended up [[RichesToRags losing his fortune in the drought that claimed the town of Green Lake, and spent the rest of his life searching for Kate's buried treasure and never found it, even making his children and grandchildren dig for it when they were big enough.


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* BoomHeadshot: The fates of Mary Lou (Sam's donkey) and the Green Lake sheriff.


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* NoNameGiven: Green Lake's sheriff, who goes nameless in both scenes he appears in, possibly due to how EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep.
** [[spoiler:Suverted with Mr. Sir in the film, the Attorney General reveals his real name is Marion Sevillo.]]


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* UpperClassTwit: Trout Walker, so much. He was the son of the richest man in the county and owns the lake and all the land on its east side, and thinks he's entitled to anything (and anyone) he wants. He's also a complete idiot. The book even describes him as loud and stupid and proud of his idiocy.


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* WhamLine: Occurs when Zero tells Stanley his real name: [[spoiler:Hector Zeroni]].
9th Oct '17 9:17:02 AM axle-k89
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5th Oct '17 1:34:47 PM kquinn0830
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* AdaptationExpansion: The film includes a scene after Stanley and Zero run away where the other D-Tent members discuss whether they could still be alive.
5th Oct '17 9:33:58 AM kquinn0830
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* RealityEnsues: [[spoiler:Being kept in a regular suitcase that was buried underground for almost 100 years, Stanley the I's jewels suffered damage and the ink on the stock certificates faded, lessening their value. Therefore, after all the legal fees were paid, Stanley and Zero get less than a million dollars each rather than a fortune.]]
1st Oct '17 4:03:11 PM ADrago
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* GodzillaThreshold: Campers are treated so badly at Camp Green Lake that some deliberately get stung by a scorpion or even bitten by a small rattlesnake so that they don't have to dig a hole for the day. [[TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs (Note that in real life, small rattlesnakes are deadlier than big ones.)]] Averted, however, in that they will ''never'' willingly get bitten by a yellow-spotted lizard, as there is no antivenom, and so anyone bitten by one would surely die.

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* GodzillaThreshold: Campers are treated so badly at Camp Green Lake that some deliberately get stung by a scorpion or even bitten by a small rattlesnake so that they don't have to dig a hole for the day. [[TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs [[JustForFun/TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs (Note that in real life, small rattlesnakes are deadlier than big ones.)]] Averted, however, in that they will ''never'' willingly get bitten by a yellow-spotted lizard, as there is no antivenom, and so anyone bitten by one would surely die.
29th Sep '17 6:03:09 PM kquinn0830
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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Most of the other campers aren't bad people, they just made some bad choices. In D-Tent, Armpit and Zig-Zag stick out the most.
28th Sep '17 7:55:10 PM kquinn0830
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* JerkassHasAPoint: The other campers had every right to be angry about the fact Zero was helping Stanley dig his hole while they were all still doing it by themselves. Stanley admits to himself later that he could have easily dug his hole by himself then taught Zero how to read. He just wanted to get a break.
20th Sep '17 10:31:01 AM fruitstripegum
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* NamesTheSame: All the sons in the Yelnats family are called Stanley because it's Yelnats backwards. During the courtroom scene when the judge tells Stanley Yelnats to stand up, Stanley does, and so do his father and grandfather, because they're both called Stanley (Stanley's grandfather is Stanley II and his father is Stanley III).

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* NamesTheSame: All In-universe example - all the sons in the Yelnats family are called Stanley because it's Yelnats backwards. During the courtroom scene when the judge tells Stanley Yelnats to stand up, Stanley does, and so do his father and grandfather, because they're both called Stanley (Stanley's grandfather is Stanley II and his father is Stanley III).
20th Sep '17 10:30:26 AM fruitstripegum
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* {{Keet}}: Twitch. It's in his nickname.



* {{Keet}}: Twitch. It's in his nickname.



* NamedByAdaptation: The Warden is only ever known as such in the book. A brief walky-talky conversation between her and Mr. Pendanski in the movie names her Lou.

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* NamedByAdaptation: NamedByTheAdaptation: The Warden is only ever known as such in the book. A brief walky-talky conversation between her and Mr. Pendanski in the movie names her Lou.
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